Thursday, October 3, 2003, Bill Staines

Talk about your living legends! Bill Staines has been writing and performing folk music for more than 30 years, and he’s seen it all, starting with his early introduction as the MC at Club 39 in Cambridge, MA–the venue where many of the legends of the 60’s folk revival scene would play, and other classic haunts like Cafe Lena. I’ve been a fan of Bill’s music for a long time, having learned a few of his songs after I had been playing guitar for just a few years. I peppered him with questions about the folk scene of his younger years, and Bill was amicable to sit up late in the evening filling my ear. What a treat! And the show was simply phenomenal. I was able to hear all of my favorite songs before the night was finished.